Library set to support blind fortnight

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THE central library in Portsmouth will support a blind charity as part of a fortnight of activities.

The Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight runs from Monday until Friday, June 14 and is organised by the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People).

Portsmouth Central Library will showcase some of its hi-tech equipment that helps visually-impaired residents make the most of everything it has to offer. This includes a display of the reading resources available.

Julie Duffy, visual impairment officer at the council, said: ‘We’re taking part in Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight to let people with a visual impairment know about all the great services the library can offer them.

‘Traditionally, if you couldn’t read printed books, libraries couldn’t offer you much else, and we want residents to know this is no longer the case.

‘I hope lots of people will pop in throughout the fortnight and find out more.’

For more information call (023) 9282 9923.